WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?
#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence is a new campaign of theatre activism on a mission to provide middle and high school students with the platform to spark critical conversations about gun violence across the country. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.
Launched in 2019 by director Michael Cotey, #ENOUGH puts America's young people at the center of the conversation on gun violence through the transformative power of storytelling.
Beginning in January 2020 as a call for submissions from middle and high school students to write short 10-minute plays on the topic of gun violence, #ENOUGH culminates in an evening of simultaneous staged readings across the country of the most impactful plays on December 14, 2020 - the 8th anniversary of Sandy Hook.
#ENOUGH IS ABOUT
#ENOUGH IS ABOUT
AND, ABOVE ALL, #ENOUGH IS ABOUT
We will enable our young future leaders to turn theatre spaces into civic spaces, uniting communities despite their distances and differences with one voice saying it’s time to put an end to gun violence. It’s time we say ENOUGH.
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Once the Call for Submission period has ended, a group of theatre professionals will read all of the plays submitted and name a group of 20 semi-finalists. Those 20 plays will be read by the Finalist Selection Committee, a group of award-winning and nationally recognized playwrights.
They will then select the finalist plays to be read in #ENOUGH Nationwide Reading and give personal feedback to the young authors of those plays.
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